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Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence was a controversial figure who died in his youth before reaching his full potential. Son of Edward, Prince of Wales (Edward VII) he led a risque life of artists and colonial ventures during which he endeared himself to the dominions of the British Empire. Despite his scandalous reputation he had begun to be embraced by the British public after his bethrothal to Princess Mary of Teck. The government prior to his death were to appoint him Viceroy of Ireland, a hugely symbolic appointment as the Prince held strong home rule views believing that Ireland could be a dominion akin to Canada and Australia.
'Prince Eddy' died from influenza and pneumonia before his father even became King and is largely forgotten by modern populations. This timeline which will be set in 1912, two years after the death of Edward VII will explore a world where the liberal empathetic King reigned rather than a disciplinary stamp collector. H.H. Asquith, Prime Minister during the beginning of what was George V's reign was one of the longest serving liberal prime ministers bringing in great social change, these two forces interlinking may bring forward a unique relationship between crown and people. Albert Victor died in 1892 and the time period between this date and the TL date 1912 will be explained through pages.
The name of the timeline is homage to the now discredited accusation that Prince Eddy was in fact Jack the Ripper, this is however impossible as the Prince was not in London at the time of the murders.The House of Windsor, the re-branding of the monarchy into the, 'family image', the wholesome straight laced ideal all stemmed from George V. How would a longer Edwardian era affect the structure of the Empire when such a liberal King ruled?
- Edward VIII - King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, Emperor of India
- Mary of Teck- Queen of the United Kingdom, Empress of India
- Edward, Prince of Wales- Prince of Wales, heir to the British Throne
- Victoria-Louise, Princess Royal - Daughter and eldest child of Edward VIII
- Henry, Duke of Clarence - Son and youngest child of Edward VIII, Duke of Clarence and Avondale
- George, Duke of York - Second son of Edward VII
- Marie, Duchess of York - Daughter of Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh
- Alexandra, the Queen Mother - Mother of Edward VIII
- British Royals - Members of the British Royal Family without specific pages
- H. H. Asquith - Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain
- John Redmond - Taoiseach of the Dominion of Ireland
- Randall Davidson - Archbishop of Canterbury
- Charles Hardinge - 1st Baron Hardinge of Penshurst, Viceroy of India
- Wilhelm II - Kaiser of the German Empire, Cousin of Edward VIII
- Prince Lichnowsky - Karl Max, German Ambassador to the Court of St. James
- Nicholas II - Tsar of the Russian Empire, Cousin of Edward VIII
- Armand Fallières - President of the French Republic
- Paul Cambon - French Ambassador to the Court of St. James
- Imperial Premiers - Prime Ministers and Other Heads of Government within the British Empire
- Emperor Yoshihito- Newly Crowned Emperor of Japan
- United Kingdom of Great Britain
- Dominion of Ireland
- British Dominions - The Dominions of the British Empire
- German Empire
- The Netherlands
- Kingdom of Belgium
- Russian Tsardom
- French Republic
- Austro-Hungarian Empire
- Empire of Japan
- Ottoman Empire
- United States of America
- Kingdom of Spain
- British Raj
- Commonwealth of Australia
- Dominion of New Zealand
- Union of South Africa
- Qing Empire
- Dublin Agreement 1903 - The Dublin Agreement established the Irish Dominion.
- Anglo-Russian Entente - A convention to establish a counterweight to the Germans, Austrians and Italians.
- Parliament Act 1911 - Edward VII bitterly resisted this act, it restricted the power of the unelected House of lords.
- Imperial Convention 1912 - First meeting of the King's Dominions.
- Imperial Parliament Commission 1913 - Commission to consider the Federalisation of the Empire.
- National Consultation on Women - At the behest of palace pressure the plight of the suffragettes springs forth a national consultation on the very rights of women in the empire.
- The Great War 1914 - The Great War that began in 1914 when the heir to Austro-Hungary was shot by separatists in the Balkans.